Mark Briscoe has given some public comments following his AEW Dynamite debut that celebrated the life of his late brother, Jay Briscoe.
The wrestling world was shocked and saddened on January 17th when Jay Briscoe (real name Jamin Pugh) died in a car accident when another driver went into his lane and hit his car head on. There have been a lot of tributes for Jay Briscoe since then including what happened last night on AEW Dynamite.
Mark Briscoe made his AEW debut on the January 25th edition of Dynamite when he faced his good friend and another ROH veteran Jay Lethal, who is a close friend of the Briscoe Brothers. After Mark won the match with the Jay Driller, he hugged Lethal and the AEW locker room showed their appreciation for the Briscoes as well.
In a video posted by ROH announcer Caprice Coleman on Twitter while at the airport with Mark Briscoe and his wife, Mark talked about how he’s going to carry on for his brother Jay Briscoe while adding that Jay is still with him in his heart.
“Y’all already know, family is beyond, been beyond important to me in my life. 23 years, me and my brother have been riding the roads, making towns, hitting different countries. Ain’t no way I’ve been wanting to do this for this long if ain’t have my boy with me this whole time. Now, it’s time to carry on for him.”
“Family is beyond. This life is temporary. Let’s focus on the eternal, not the temporal. My brother ain’t with me as he normally has been and normally would be. He’s still with me right here [points to his heart]. He ain’t gone. If I thought he was gone, I wouldn’t be no good. I know he ain’t gone. I know he just moved on to the next higher level of existence. That’s what keeps me going and keeps me pushing forward.”
You can watch the video with Mark, his wife and Caprice below.
— ⏳👑Caprice Coleman👑⏳ (@CapriceColeman) January 26, 2023